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Patterns and predictors of smoking cessation among women.

Graham, Hilary and Der, Geoff (1999) Patterns and predictors of smoking cessation among women. Health Promotion International, 14 (3). pp. 231-239.

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Abstract

Reducing the prevalence of cigarette smoking among adults is a key health promotion target in counties where tobacco consumption is the major preventable cause of ill health. This study describes the patterns and predictors of smoking cessation in a representative British survey of women aged 16 to 65. It examines the influence on quitting of five factors: socio-economic status; domestic circumstances; psychological health; tobacco dependence; and pregnancy status. Smoking status was measured at the point of recruitment to the study and at 1 year and 2 year follow-up interviews. Quit rates at both follow-up points were significantly related to three of the factors: socio-economic status; tobacco dependence; and pregnancy status. Tobacco dependence, as measured by average daily cigarette consumption, was the most powerful predictor of a woman's chances of being an ex-smoker at both the 1 year and 2 year follow-up interviews. The implications of the findings for health promotion policy are discussed.

Item Type: Article
Journal or Publication Title: Health Promotion International
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Departments: Faculty of Health and Medicine > Health Research
ID Code: 19892
Deposited By: Mrs Janet Harris
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2008 10:59
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:35
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/19892

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